Faith Explainer
Do Catholics truly believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist? A recent survey says most don't...but it's complicated.
Friends, coworkers and family watch as U.S. immigration officials raid the Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Politics & Society Dispatches
The near-term hardship “won’t hit for a week or two,” Bishop Kopacz said. But “as time goes on this month, there’s going to be some real crises.”
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7. From left to right: Elizabeth McAlister, Stephen Kelly, Carmen Trotta, Mark Colville, Martha Hennessy, Clare Grady and Patrick O’Neill. Photo courtesy of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7
Politics & Society News
The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, are charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor and face up to 25 years in prison each for trespassing on the U.S. Navy base that houses six Trident submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear weapons.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceAugust 08, 2019
“This evil affects everyone, and all communities are affected by racism,” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre.
The Atomic Bomb Dome is seen in Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 2019.
Politics & Society News
The bishops of Japan are renewing calls and prayers to build peace by abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide and promoting integral human development.
Photo: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Politics & Society Features
Kerry WeberAugust 08, 2019
Perinatal hospice offers compassionate care to children with life-limiting conditions.
Faith Faith in Focus
Danielle VaclavikAugust 08, 2019
As the rest of the congregation, myself included, averted our eyes as our Lord stood in our midst, this man did not look away.
Visitors view a portrait of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, painted by the artist Robert McCurdy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature, died Monday at age 88.
Arts & Culture Your Take
Our readersAugust 08, 2019
‘Who else has written so keenly and movingly about hope, evil, endurance, pain, greed, transcendence, all the things that make us human?’
Roxana Jaquez lights a candle at an ever growing memorial Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, outside the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting took place on Saturday.
Faith Your Take
Our readersAugust 07, 2019
Should a parish address current events at Mass? How? What if “current events” are national tragedies?
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceAugust 07, 2019
Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old hero who charged a shooter at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado, was posthumously named a Knight of Columbus.
Demonstrators stand outside the German bishops' spring meeting in Lingen on March 11, 2019. The sexual abuse scandal and demands for reform have changed the German church, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich said March 14. (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
Faith Dispatches
Renardo SchlegelmilchAugust 07, 2019
German Catholics are embarking on what is being called a “synodal journey,” but it promises to be a potentially rocky one, focusing on subjects the church usually avoids.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinAugust 07, 2019
There is a reason apocalyptic movies make so much money.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 07, 2019
On Tuesday, Archbishop García-Siller tweeted that the president should “stop hate and racism, starting with yourself.” The tweet has since been deleted.
Faith Faith in Focus
Mark LaBelleAugust 07, 2019
Upon hearing about some unthinkable violence somewhere in the world, the first thing I do when I get to the church on Sunday morning is pencil another intention into the prayers of the faithful. In some small way, it feels like a solemn duty.
Faith Interviews
Sean Salai, S.J.August 07, 2019
Jacques Servais, S.J., speaks about the Swiss theologian and onetime Jesuit who wrote extensively on the process of discernment.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Tia Noelle PrattAugust 06, 2019
Morrison’s work conveyed the pain, sacrifice and trauma that exemplifies so much of the African-American experience.
Faith News Analysis
At a time when trust in traditional authorities like the church and its clergy is strikingly low, young adults and others are employing new ways to support each other when bad news or tragedy arrives.
A detective story is not what we have come to expect from Richard Russo (photo: iStock).
Arts & Culture Books
Maurice Timothy ReidyAugust 06, 2019
A detective story is not what we have come to expect from Russo, who generally operates at the same, easy-going speed as his male protagonists.
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 06, 2019
“Latinos in this community have a target on their backs.”
Members of a U.S.-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Mexico, on Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Politics & Society News
“At a time when we are facing the ‘highest levels of displacement on record,’ according to the United Nations Refugee Agency, we urge you to increase the refugee resettlement cap and to admit as many refugees as possible within that cap," the letter reads.